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How is technology reshaping the healthcare industry? The Healthcare Weekly podcast reframes the conversation about the delivery of care in the US and beyond. Join hosts Codrin Arsene and Michael Reddy as they interview the best & brightest in healthcare to explore how new innovations — including artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality and big data — are improving patient outcomes and changing the healthcare experience.

Healthcare Weekly: At the Forefront of Healthcare Innovation Codrin Arsene, Michael Reddy

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How is technology reshaping the healthcare industry? The Healthcare Weekly podcast reframes the conversation about the delivery of care in the US and beyond. Join hosts Codrin Arsene and Michael Reddy as they interview the best & brightest in healthcare to explore how new innovations — including artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality and big data — are improving patient outcomes and changing the healthcare experience.

    Getting Venture Capital in Healthcare: Everything You Need to Know

    Getting Venture Capital in Healthcare: Everything You Need to Know

    Getting Venture Capital in Healthcare: Everything You Need to Know


    Today’s podcast guest is Richard Lim. Richard is co-founder and Managing Director of GSR Ventures. His company is a global investment firm with $3 billion under management and consists of independently managed funds in China, Singapore, and the US.

    GSR Ventures invests in early stage technology companies across the globe helping transformative companies change the healthcare ecosystem with their innovations.

    Richard joins us today to discuss AI adoption in the medical field, the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and the stages of securing funding for entrepreneurs.



    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • The difficulty of convincing medical professionals to adopt technology
    • How COVID-19 has led to an increase in telemedicine adoption
    • The potential impacts of Artificial Intelligence on healthcare
    • Combining traditional tech and AI in the healthcare industry
    • The types of healthcare companies likely to be funded during the pandemic
    • The important role AI systems play in Radiology (also covered here, here and here)
    • The difference between the US and China when it comes to adopting AI solutions
    • Using AI systems in pharmaceuticals to drive new treatments
    • When to seek funding as an entrepreneur
    • The extent to which AI could automate physician workload

    • 1 hr 2 min
    [Podcast]: Drones for good: how one company uses drone technology to deliver vaccines & medical supplies

    [Podcast]: Drones for good: how one company uses drone technology to deliver vaccines & medical supplies

    Today’s guest is Eric Peck, co-founder and CEO of Swoop Aero. Swoop Aero is an Australian-based medical supply logistics company that utilizes drones to deliver critical medical supplies to doctors and patients in need across the world. In addition to Australia, they also operate in Malawi and Mozambique to deliver high value, in-demand medical supplies cutting down delivery time and costs associated with moving medical supplies from point A to point B.

    With Swoop Aero, Eric hopes to increase the accessibility of medical supplies in communities across the globe while improving efficiency and speed of deliveries.

    Eric joins us today to discuss his air force background, the inspiration behind Swoop Aero, along with common questions and challenges they face.


    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • Swoop Aero’s end-user technology vs. operations technology
    • Future scalability and ease of implementation
    • Proactively battling hacking and security concerns
    • How Swoop Aero compares to other emerging drone deliver services
    • The impact of COVID-19 on delivery dockets
    • The future of combining autonomous and traditional logistics channels
    • Swoop Aero’s client base
    • Overcoming the challenges of operating in perceived high-risk countries
    • Environmental and operational risk factors
    • Long term differentiators between Swoop Aero and competitors

    • 43 min
    How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Healthcare

    How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Healthcare

    Today’s guest is Ahmer Inam. Ahmer serves as Chief AI Officer at Pactera EDGE and has a background working with industry leaders in his field of AI and predictive analytics. Ahmer has worked previously for the International Institute of Analytics, Cambria Health Solutions and NIKE.

    As an excellent AI generalist, Ahmer joins us today to discuss various use cases on how artificial intelligence can improve the delivery of care in the healthcare industry. He also includes some thoughts on how AI can help with logistics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • What artificial intelligence is
    • How AI can apply to the healthcare industry
    • Automation and the importance of data sharing
    • Unsupervised learning models
    • Supervised learning models
    • Reinforced learning models
    • Solving logistics and supply chain issues during a pandemic with AI
    • Data bias: What causes it and how to prevent it
    • How fear of new technology prevents mass adoption
    • The human element of AI
    • Taking calculated risks with AI adoption

    • 49 min
    How Traction Thrive Helps Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

    How Traction Thrive Helps Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

    In this episode we welcome Greg Malpass, CEO of Traction on Demand. His company has launched a free, open-source mobile application for healthcare providers that are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. The app is called Traction Thrive and helps to manage healthcare equipment during the pandemic.

    Traction Thrive is a new initiative which came about as a reaction to the ongoing epidemic, so Greg takes us through his thought process on why this app was prioritized and built over any other ideas. He explains the user experience and typical workflows for healthcare workers and how different resources can be assigned based on a supply and demand algorithm via this new and innovative software.

    Traction Thrive is available only in Canada right now, but Greg explains that his company is working hard to make it available in the United States and other countries. In addition to this timely app, Greg also talks about other useful tools created by Traction on Demand. Codrin and Greg later share their thoughts on how healthcare might be changed forever because of COVID-19.


    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • How Traction on Demand decided to built and launch Traction Thrive
    • The experience that a hospital worker has when using the app.
    • The growth trajectory that Traction Thrive has already experienced.
    • How data is leveraged in healthcare to make better decisions.
    • Other service offerings / products built by Traction on Demand.
    • Why we need progressive solutions now more than ever in healthcare and beyond.
    • How companies are forced to innovate during COVID-19

    Learn more about the company by visiting: www.tractionondemand.com

    • 28 min
    Is Updox the COVID-19 Healthcare Solution Consumers Are Looking For?

    Is Updox the COVID-19 Healthcare Solution Consumers Are Looking For?

    Michael Morgan is Healthcare Weekly’s podcast guest of the day. He is the CEO of Updox, a health tech collaboration platform that offers appointment reminders, secure texting and messaging, e-faxing, live video interoffice chatting, and a recently announced telehealth platform that can be used by doctors and physicians all over the country.

    Updox allows health professionals to communicate more efficiently with both practicing colleagues and patients.

    The company offers integrated solutions where health care providers can use one collaborative platform instead of multiple, disjointed communication channels.

    Recently, Updox partnered with ShareCare (check our podcast episode with ShareCare’s CEO here) since they share a common vision. Updox can help health organizations save time and money and even increase their profits.



    Topics Covered on today’s podcast:
    • The all-in-one platform offered by Updox
    • Their new partnership with ShareCare
    • How Updox’s telemedicine solution is different from other alternatives available on the market today
    • How COVID-19 restrictions are encouraging businesses to adopt remote monitoring solutions
    • The benefits gained by medical practitioners when they use Updox
    • The biggest trends emerging from dealing with COVID-19 among healthcare professionals

    • 28 min
    Why America's original response to coronavirus was a total disaster (guest Dr. Rishi Desai)

    Why America's original response to coronavirus was a total disaster (guest Dr. Rishi Desai)

    America’s original response to the coronavirus was a total disaster. In January and February, no one thought twice of this epidemic - at least, no one in a position to actually do something meaningful about it. With so much fake news floating around, from both sides of the aisle, it’s really difficult to figure out what’s real and what’s speculation.

    Today’s guest is Dr. Rishi Desai, Chief Medical Officer of Osmosis.

    Dr. Desai joins us today to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, how the response to the disease has impacted the scale of the outbreak and answers questions regarding testing, the CDC and what to expect moving forward. He shares his extremely valuable insights to help us understand what has gone wrong in terms of America’s approach to the novel coronavirus.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    • What could have been done differently in response to COVID-19
    • The reason for testing delays and shortages in the United States
    • The response of the CDC
    • Progression of the treatment protocols
    • The strains placed on the healthcare system due to poor planning
    • The validity and safety of anti-viral treatments in the context of COVID-19
    • Reasons for the continued case increases
    • Why the United States has struggled more than other countries
    • Possible projections for the course of the disease
    • How pre-existing conditions have had an impact on case numbers



    More info:

    About the guest:
    Dr. Desai has a background in public health, has worked as a pediatric epidemiologist, and has also served as an epidemic intelligence service officer for the CDC. He has investigated emerging pandemics in America (and the entire world) and was also part of the Division of Viral Diseases within the CDC.

    About the company he works for:
    Osmosis is a learning platform for clinicians, medical students and caregivers alike. Osmosis believes learning should be simple, enjoyable and efficient and offers many different tools to help you achieve your learning goals such as video, mobile platforms and high-yield notes.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Jerome Shaw 🤲🏾 ,

Great talks on Healthcare! 👍🏾

Listened to the episode about America’s response to COVID 19. Great announcer on intro! Learned about what we could have done better during the crisis. Dr. Rishi Desai is very knowledgeable. It seems we should have had testing much earlier than we did. I agree that there are better solutions all around to protect healthcare workers as well. Love your interview style and how you leave the floor open for Dr. Desai to give a thorough breakdown.

This podcast is great for bringing more clarity and awareness during this time. Since there are not many experts on this topic, it is good to have more understanding. Thank you for providing projections and a source of hope for the future! Recommend this to anyone who has an interest in healthcare in the US and beyond.

Mikedecat65 ,

The future is here

This podcast is awesome.

Listening to the most brilliant minds in Healthare technology. It gives me a glimpse of what’s to come.

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